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6000 chickens die in fire

09:48 24 March 2014

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Firefighters from Exmouth were among those called to a fire yesterday in which 6000 chickens died.

The incident happened in Perkins Village, near Aylesbeare, at 10.34am, when crews from Exmouth, Exeter, Topsham, Sidmouth, Honiton and Ottery St Mary were called to a chicken shed fire.

The fire was in a building measuring 50m by 20m. Crews were able to assist with moving cattle and other livestock to safety, but 6000 chickens did not survive.

The cause of the fire was said to be accidental.

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